What to Eat to Protect Yourself from Heart Attack?

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Coronary artery disease is a very common condition, especially with those who eat a standard American diet full of hydrogenated oils and sugar. Roughly 1,000,000 people will have a heart attack this year. Of those, roughly 500,000 will die. Heart disease is the number 1 killer of both men and women in many countries, including America.

What is Coronary Artery Disease?
Coronary artery disease is a condition caused by blockage or narrowing of the arteries that feed your circulatory system. This occurs when cholesterol adheres to the damaged parts of your blood vessels. This damage is caused by daily fluctuations in blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and stress. Over time, these deposits can become hard and turn into dangerous plaque that narrows the passages of your arteries.

Adding these ten foods to your diet can provide support to your circulatory system and boost your overall health:

Tumeric
Tumeric is becoming all the rage for health-conscious foodies. It’s active component, curcumin, helps to reduce tissue inflammation, reduce fat storage and even fight cancer. Best, it helps to keep platelets from clumping together to prevent the development of cardiovascular disease. A common way to consume it is to juice fresh roots with carrots and leafy green vegetables. Juicing is the best way to absorb turmeric in its purest form. But if you don’t have a juicer available, you can also add powdered turmeric to your diet.

Watermelon
Watermelon contains arginine. Arginine produces the nitric oxide that your body needs to maintain a healthy blood pressure and keep your circulatory system supple and flexible. Watermelon also reduces blood pressure because it contains more citrulline than any other food. Citrulline lowers blood pressure by helping the body to eliminate waste.

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